Supporting Remote Research Activities
Due to campus closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Undergraduate Research is encouraging students to engage in scholarly and creative research using remote resources. Activities that can be completed from any location under the guidance of a mentor may support student research projects to create or add new knowledge to a field of study.
The following suggestions are designed to serve as discussion points between research students and their mentors as you determine which remote activities are appropriate for your research:
- Conduct a literature review to discover past research that builds a foundation for a current research interest.
- Plan your project. Consider all aspects of design methodology, budget needs and timeline to finish the project.
- Write a research proposal to examine the purpose and goals of the project.
- Learn the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process for research interests that involve human subjects.
- Learn the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) process for research interests that involve animal subjects.
- Analyze collected data. EFSC students have free access to Office 365 applications to support the organization and analysis of research data.
- Design a research poster.
- Enhance your professional communication skills. Use the EFSC Career Center's Perfect Interview™ resources to develop on-the-spot answers to questions related to your career motivations and strengthen your oral presentation and interview skills for presenting your research.
- Write an article about your research for possible publication in journals. The EFSC Writing Centers are available to help you revise your writing.
- Learn more about opportunities to present at research events such as the EFSC Undergraduate Research Exhibition and the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference.